Lord Moran

Former Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Moran’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading 18 May 2009

    My Lords, I feel very strongly about the enormous importance of unrestricted freedom of speech in our country. This does not of course apply to the incitement of hatred, which I believe is already an offence, but it should apply to the protection of rational debate and discussion, and the expression of opinion on anything, including homosexual practices. Last year, I voted for a free speech...
  • Second Reading (Continued) 15 Dec 2008

    My Lords, we come back nearer to home with the Marine and Coastal Access Bill. This Bill, as the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, said, is long overdue. We all know that our seas, with their exceptional wildlife, have been neglected and despoiled, suffering from gross overfishing and dredging and trawling along the seabed. That is apart from what now appear to be the adverse effects of...
  • European Union (Amendment) Bill 11 Jun 2008

    My Lords, treading gingerly on a ground on which a succession of political heavyweights have preceded me, I will be brief, unlike many who have taken part in this debate. I had my say about this Bill at Second Reading. I still think that the Government cannot go on disregarding public opinion, especially on an issue like this, which will accelerate the integration of Europe and go far towards...

More of Lord Moran’s recent appearances


Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1977

Left the House of Lords on 14 February 2014 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (22 Nov 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Nov 1991 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, Works of Art Committee (Lords) (1 Apr 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, Refreshment Sub Committee (27 Nov 1988 to 6 Sep 1990)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (20 Nov 1986 to 22 Nov 1991)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (13 Nov 1984 to 6 Nov 1986)

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